As the threat of the no-confidence motion to oust him from office looms, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his life is in danger.
The premier says that he is aware of the conspiracy to assassinate him since August 2021. The country’s security agencies had earlier revealed that they have discovered a plot against the prime minister, adding that attempts to assassinate him were being planned.
Following the news, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that in line with the decision of the government, the premier’s security has been tightened.
Taking to Twitter, the minister wrote: “Security agencies have reported that a plan to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan has surfaced. After these reports, the security of the prime minister has been increased as per the government’s decision,” Fawad tweeted.
It may be recalled that PTI leader Faisal Vawda had also claimed that PM Imran Khan’s life is in danger and a plan was being made to take his life.
“A plot is being hatched to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan as political tensions rise in the country,” the former federal minister said Wednesday in a conversation with a private television channel.
He further stated that the premier has also received a death threat.
“We have told him repeatedly to use bulletproof glass while addressing rallies […] in response, the premier had stated that when he will die when his time comes,” Vawda had said.
In response to a question, the former federal minister said the plot was linked to the “secretive” memo that the government had received. “There isn’t just one letter, there are several letters,” he had claimed.